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* In the native languages of other peoples in Central Africa, as well as in the anthropological literature, the Baka are sometimes referred to as Bibayak Pygmies (name variants: Bibaya, Bebayaga, Bebayaka and Bayaka) or as Bangombe Pygmies, Ngombe, Bambuke, Baka Bambuké, Mbaka, Bakas or Pygmées de l'Est, or, more generally, as Mbenga Pygmies (name variants: Bambenga, Babenga, Babinga, Binga, Mbinga, Babingas, Bingas, Ba-Binga and Yadinga).
With regard to the meaning, origin and use of the word "Pygmy", see this note on terminology.
Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo.       Page URL:       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 03:05.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).